On This Day

June 8, 2020 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Former astronaut Kathy Sullivan is the first woman to reach deepest point of the ocean - Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench. Formerly the first American woman to spacewalk.
  • Lockdowns for coronavirus COVID-19 in Europe saved 3 million lives according to study by Imperial College London
  • New York begins reopening after 100 days of lockdown due to coronavirus COVID-19 with just 702 hospitalized (18,825 at peak of outbreak)
  • The Philippines says children won't go back to school until a vaccine is found for coronavirus COVID-19
  • United States officially went into recession in February, ending the longest expansion of growth since 1854 (11 years), according to National Bureau of Economic Research
  • World Bank says the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic will shrink the global economy by 5.2% in 2020

Deaths in History

  • Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi (2005-20), dies at 55